Mercury/Moon Alliance

Venus changed signs on Wednesday under the new moon. Yesterday, Mercury countered with a move into Cancer. This morning, the moon enters Cancer, as well, forming an alliance with the minister of communication. These changes increase the need for nurturing, reassuring words. The language of love is encouragement and optimism.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Most of those you'll be interacting with will have an attention span of about seven minutes, give or take a few. Your effort to keep it brief but vivid will be well received.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You may find that you are hyper-aware of a certain someone and tuned in to this person's every move. This level of attention could come off as flattering or scary. You'd better play it cool.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The opportunities that arise may not seem so different from one another, but one thing that is noticeably different is the level of excitement you feel for each of them. Act on these feelings, and they'll guide you well.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You are skilled in the art of making the right people look good. For instance, when the boss looks good, it's a plus for the entire team. Think and plan to this end.


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll bounce between being the creative mind on a project and the technical expert. You'll be both the social strategist and the research team. How many roles can you possibly fill? All of them!

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Nature is an integral and necessary part of feeling whole. The time you spend with other species, in the elements, feeling the weather, looking up at the sky instead of the ceiling -- it all restores you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The day has an episodic feel, and you will go from scene to scene, chasing after something. Honor your need to process what you are learning. Seize opportunities to stop along the way to discuss what just happened.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Just as moments of sunlight make you feel bright and alive but hours of sunlight deplete you, everything powerful needs to be taken in moderation today.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). An environment that is less than pleasing is dragging you down more than you realize. It's more than you can finish in a day. Make a plan to get it done over the next three weeks.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Even though you are very professional in your dealings, you also give the human touch. Each person has unique needs. You can't address them all, but you can shed a little warmth on the matter.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You're not trying to make a memory, but you'll make one anyway. Knowing that the person you're spending time with might remember your interaction for decades to come, how do you want to design it?

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Every problem is a growth opportunity, though some problems are hard to feel that optimistic about. That's why you should focus on one thing you can fix at a time; it's a strategy that will have miraculous results.


TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 30). This year will grab your attention with a fantastic start, and you'll know an adventure is underway. Your friends will bring color and excitement to your world in June. There will be a carrot dangling before you in July. Get down to business and make deals -- do not let things stay in an undefined arrangement. Leo and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 33, 9, 13, 20 and 18.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Stay relentlessly upbeat to deflect negativity. It will bring down your love life. TAURUS: Approach the one you are interested in from an indirect and neutral angle. GEMINI: You have a talent for entering the spirit of another person, joining their moods, mirroring their attitudes and caring for the same things they care for. CANCER: The juicy stuff is always going on beneath the surface. Don't be overt. You can say all you need to say without actually saying it. LEO: Mixed signals are effective in creating intrigue during the early stages of love, but right now what's needed is directness and honesty. VIRGO: You refuse to be defined, categorized or pigeonholed into a role. Your uniqueness will keep a certain someone coming back. LIBRA: To weave an enchantment takes a concentrated effort, but the trick is to make it look less deliberate than it is. SCORPIO: Family will play a part in the story of your love affair. SAGITTARIUS: Don't over-spend in the name of love. Sticking to your budget is sexier. CAPRICORN: Your expectations may not be met on the first or second date, but consider those dates a training ground. AQUARIUS: One word: candlelight. PISCES: Don't rule out a little subterfuge in the name of love.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: The moon, Mercury and Jupiter are all in Cancer, investing moonchildren with intrigue and charisma they may or may not know what to do with. Cancer doesn't like too much attention and has no interest in being put on a pedestal. Gemini can respect that and offer interesting, funny conversation at just the level of connection that keeps Cancer wanting more this weekend.

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